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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 1998
    Africa, South America, Central America, Asia

    Land tenure issues are becoming increasingly important worldwide. Problems such as high population pressure, increases in resource degradation, food shortages, transformations of political systems and regional and supra-regional resource conflicts have brought the land issue to the public's attention.

  2. Library Resource
    PNG land dispute act
    Legislation
    National Policies
    January, 1975
    Papua New Guinea

    Land Disputes Settlement Act 1975

  3. Library Resource
    PNG: land and conflict
    Legislation
    National Policies
    March, 2014
    Papua New Guinea

    Anecdotal evidence suggests that conflicts over land and extractive resource developments are on the rise across Papua New Guinea. These micro-level conflicts have the potential to scaleup and feed into large-scale armed conflicts—such as those that occurred on Bougainville and in neighbouring Solomon Islands—which require costly external intervention. Against this backdrop, this paper examines PNG’s legally-mandated land mediation system in theory and practice. A number of weaknesses are identified and described; and a case study of an apparently successful “hybrid” approach is discussed.

  4. Library Resource
    PNG land group incorporation act
    Legislation
    National Policies
    January, 1974
    Papua New Guinea

    Land Groups Incorporation Act 1974

  5. Library Resource
    BTI 2020 Country Report Uzbekistan
    Reports & Research
    May, 2020
    Uzbekistan

    ABSTRACTED FROM EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The 2017 to 2018 period in Uzbekistan gave rise to a feeling of relief among the population. With the death of the first president of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, in September 2016 and the election of Shavkat Mirziyoyev as new president in December 2016, the so-called post-Soviet transition period had come to an end. The new president managed to create a new image as the leader of the country and as a reformer.

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    The Social Wandering of the Afghan Kuchis

    Changing patterns, perceptions and politics of an Afghan community

    Reports & Research
    April, 2013
    Afghanistan

    ABSTRACED FROM EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

    Kuchis, as nomads are now usually referred to in Afghanistan, occupy a peculiar place among Afghan communities. They constitute, like many nomadic communities in other countries, a particularly disadvantaged group with respect to many social indicators such as access to education, health or livelihood standards. Although many Kuchis are settling down, a growing and unregulated phenomenon taking place at the outskirts of the major Afghan cities, these indicators are still not improving.

  7. Library Resource
    BTI 2020 Country Report: Afghanistan
    Reports & Research
    May, 2020
    Afghanistan

    ABSTRACTED FROM EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: In 2014, Afghanistan faced two major interconnected transformations. First was the withdrawal of most international troops. On January 1, 2015, the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces officially took over full defense and security related responsibilities in Afghanistan. Second was the first transition of power through elections in the history of the country. In light of the withdrawal of international troops, the new Afghan government was supposed to focus on developing effective policies related to military, economic and security aspects.

  8. Library Resource
    Conflict and COVID-19: a double burden for Afghanistan’s healthcare system
    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2020
    Afghanistan

    The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has put an additional strain on Afghanistan’s weak healthcare system. Prior to the pandemic, the government and its allies had already problems in providing high quality health services for the people in Afghanistan because of inadequate facilities, insecurities, and ongoing conflicts. This year, COVID- 19 exacerbated the situation and overwhelmed the healthcare system even further. As predicted, an influx of migrants suspected of having COVID-19 contributed to community transmission and led to an increase of cases across the country.

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